Into Antiques?

On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Antique Dealers in California

Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Artwork evoking the summer season on display at the Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery -

Artwork evoking the summer season on display at the Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery -
MUSKEGON, MI – Artwork featuring the sun, the surf and other warm-weather delights is currently on display at the Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery.

"Summer in the Gallery," which runs until June 30, features pieces that evoke the season and that were created by five local artists: Linda Busse, Sheila Passenier, Richard Thompson, Ann Trowbridge and Elizabeth Reynders.

The pieces on display include watercolor and oil paintings, photographs and pastels, according to Polly Doctor, who organized the exhibit. She said the artwork featured a "mixture" of subjects.

"There are some portraits," she said. "It's a lot of landscapes and there are, of course, some still life with the photography."

Doctor added that the five artists are displaying their work in the gallery for the first time, although they have shown work in other galleries in the area.

All the artists' work will be on sale.

The Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery is located on the second floor of the Hilt Building, inside the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, 425 W. Western Ave.

Visitors can view the exhibit Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours on show nights. Admission to the exhibit is free.

The gallery will also host a free "Meet the Artists" reception on June 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Doctor said the reception was a chance for the public to engage the artists.

"It's just an opportunity for our guests to meet the artist and ask questions about their work," she said.

Light refreshments will be served at the reception. There will also be a cash bar.

For more information, visit or call (231) 722-2890.

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5 Christie Antique Show purchasing tips - CBC

Ready, set, shop.

The Christie Antique Show takes place Saturday, an event that draws people from Hamilton and beyond. We have it listed in our 5 things to do Saturday story.

CBC Hamilton talked Julian Taylor, owner of Taylors Antiques , and he's got five simple tips on how to get the most bang for your buck at any antique show.

1. Arrive early.

"You'll get the best pick. Show up half an hour before the show opens," said Taylor.

2. Set a limit and stick to it.

Make sure you know what you're looking for. It's easy to get sucked into impulse purchases.

"It's not like you can bring it back and say I made a mistake," explained Taylor.

3. Go for a known dealer.

Taylor advised shoppers to deal with stores who are well known and reputable. That means you have the option of returning something if it isn't just right.

4. Don't be polite, ask about age.

"Ask them how old it [the antique] is and if you get a bill, have them write the date of the antique down. There's so many reproductions and fakes," said Taylor. "Legally, you can bring it back because you bought it under false pretenses."

5. Check for chips.

"Once you walk away with it, you can't come back to say it's chipped," explained Taylor.

So make sure to thoroughly inspect any China and glass.


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